Saturday, January 9, 2016

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 - January

Hi Everyone! I have a few creative goals this year and joining Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 is one of those goals. I love his style and I can't wait to learn new techniques for my cards and other mixed media creations. The minute I saw his sample, I knew exactly what I was going to do. I had most of the supplies already but had to order a couple items to take my vision where I wanted it to go. I watched some videos over Christmas break and learned from other crafters not to over think a project. So that's what I did. I plunked those supplies down on my table and got to work and didn't go fishing for anything else when an idea would pop in my head. I have to say this was a game changer for me. Not only did I enjoy myself, but the stress of trying to be perfect (in my mind) wasn't there and I had so much more fun! I'm planning on continuing this approach to crafting the entire year.

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Here is my tag for January, Enjoy!


I started by gathering the supplies I wanted to use and cut out my tag using the Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz - Tag & Bookplate die.



Next, I covered the tag with a Foil Tape Sheet by Ranger.


I chose Sizzix Texture Fades Dotted Bullseye by Tim Holtz to emboss the top and bottom of the tag.




After the embossing was complete, it was time to go over the foil with Black Soot Distress Ink. I dabbed it on and let it sit for just a few seconds, then rubbed it off gently with a paper towel.


Using a Stampers Anonymous Robots Blueprint Stamp, I stamped the image on black card stock four times. The reason I stamped them out four times, is so that I could cut out parts of the Robot to do some layering. After stamping and embossing the images with Distress Embossing Ink and  Ranger Frosted Crystal Antiquities Embossing Powder, I went over the images gently with standard chalk and brushed off the excess with a soft bristle paint brush.



Here is a side view so you can see the layering I did with the cut out parts with Ranger Adhesive Black Foam 3D Tape. I also layered the entire image to give the tag more dimension.



 I used metal parts from Tim Holtz idea-ology Mini Gears and Game Spinners to give the Robot a "salvaged" look.



To finish the tag I used Tim Holtz idea-ology Observation Words Bands and chose "Salvaged" as my word choice. I went over the band with Picket Fence Distress Paint to give it a worn out or "vintage" look and adhered it to the tag using Ranger Multi Medium Matte Glue.



I hope you enjoyed my first Tim Holtz tag of 2016 and that you will join in the fun too. Have a great weekend everyone!



  Ranger METAL FOIL TAPE SHEETS 6 x 12 ISF29793  Tim Holtz Sizzix TINY STARS AND DOTTED BULLSEYE Texture Fades Embossing Folders 660249






Tim Holtz Distress Paint BLACK SOOT Ranger TDD36302  Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2015 ROBOTS BLUEPRINT CMS233  Tim Holtz Ranger Clear DISTRESS EMBOSSING INK PAD Ranger TIM21643



Ranger FROSTED CRYSTAL Antiquities Embossing Powder Industries EPJ37576  Ranger ADHESIVE FOAM BLACK IWT40507  Tim Holtz Idea-ology MINI GEARS Sprockets TH93012


Tim Holtz Idea-ology 24 METAL GAME SPINNERS with Brads  TH92717  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metal Word Bands OBSERVATIONS TH93084  Tim Holtz Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDD36425


Ranger 4 Oz. MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Paint Glue INK41535

22 comments:

  1. Awesome tag. Love what you did with the idea. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  2. Cheeky little tag.... fabulous. I joined Tim's Tag Challenge last year for the first time and had a ball.....sure you will too. Enjoy. Carol. x

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I know I'm going to enjoy his challenge each month, thanks for the encouragement.

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  3. A very cool tag :)
    A bit more fancy than mine ;)

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    1. Thank you! The minute I saw Tim's January tag the robot stamp popped into my mind and I knew just how I wanted to use it. I just had to wait for a few of the metal pieces to come in after I ordered them. :)

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  4. What a brilliant idea to use the robot stamp! And I also love the way you used the mini gears and spinner to decorate the robot! Fantastic and funny tag!!!

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    1. Thank you Monika. I love that little robot and knew the minute I saw Tim's tag that I wanted to use him.

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  5. What a very fun adaptation! The details are striking and I love the torn edge here. Cool tag!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave a sweet comment. This was so much fun for me. I'm really looking forward to Tim's 2016 tags and learning new techniques this year.

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  6. Really adorable! I love all the metal gears and things you added to your robot!

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    1. Thank you, Tamera, this was such a fun tag to make. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. That background is perfect for your robot. Very nice.

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    1. Thank you, Lucy. The bullseye embossing folder is a new one in my collection and I can see using it again and again. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Absolutely wonderful. Love the background you chose for your adorable, chalked robot. I really need to get my hands on that embossing folder set. What a great take on Tim's January tag. Great use of his techniques!!!! Congrats on your win on Tim's blog. -- Mary Elizabeth

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    1. Thank you, Mary Elizabeth for leaving such a sweet comment. I highly recommend the dotted bullseye embossing folder, I just love it!

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and congratulate me. That's so sweet and I really appreciate it.

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  10. Congratulations! Your little guy is so cute, but that Bulls Eye embossing folder is gorgeous! I think I may have to add that to my wish list!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sara, for the sweet comment and for taking the time to stop by. I really appreciate it!

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  11. Really amazing work! Congrats! Maria ;-)

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    1. Thank you, I really appreciate it! Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment. :)

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